The Greenhouse Tavern
The Greenhouse Tavern

The Greenhouse Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreenhousetavern.com/
  • Phone: 2164430511x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jonathon Sawyer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering is available upon request. Please email events@thegreenhousetavern.com in regards to your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate groups of 15 to 40 in our private areas. The entire restaurant is available for events with 130 or more guests. Off site catering also available. We understand each event is different so we will help customize to your specific needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Sawyer 2164430511

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Euclid & Prospect
  • Public Transit: Short walk from both Terminal Tower and Public Square - RTA and Trolly lines (http://www.riderta.com/).
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available on East 4th at the cost of $8 per vehicle. Valet operated by MVP Parking. Prices may vary. Network Parking also operates many parking lots in the area.
A word from The Greenhouse Tavern
Chef Jonathon Sawyer's sustainably inspired flagship restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Greenhouse Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
234 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (171)neighborhood gem (93)hot spot (89)great for outdoor dining (77)special occasion (77)good for groups (59)vibrant bar scene (55)late-night find (34)notable wine list (31)romantic (27)great for lunch (25)scenic view (18)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Love this place every single time we dine! Great cocktails, food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHAT???
    DisappointedDinner123
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was over priced for the portion size and restaurant atmosphere...It felt like it wanted to be more of an upscale place and just was not. Michael Symon's restaurant right down the street beats this place with food taste, portions, and upscale atmosphere and yet they cost the same for a night out for two???...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Different
    Chowluvver
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The four of us decided to order cheeseburgers, something different from our usual choice of food from a proven foodie restaurant. The staff was friendly and the service impeccable. However, the choice of cheese left us all wishing we had ordered something else. The odor was unpleasant and only one of us, has no sense of smell, could finish their sandwich. I mentioned this to our server and she suggested the steak. Two declined and decided they were no longer hungry. I opted for the steak and was treated to the best steak I have probably ever eaten. It was prepared as ordered and the taste was great. I sliced pieces for the table and all agreed on its excellent taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cutenperky
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I know this is an acclaimed restaurant/chef, but our experience there, based on the food alone was not very positive. The menu is, as my husband said, a lot of work to figure out. My so called salad was so salty it was almost I edible and consisted mostly of drowned arugula stems. The mushroom plate, also a misnomer, was tasteless and weird, and I'm a lover of mushrooms. The service was attentive and the ambience sort of fun but ultimately the food was a huge disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must!!
    Hkprincess12
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you find yourself in downtown Cleveland you must make a trip to Greenhouse Tavern! Please get the chicken wings as an appetizer I don't know how they make them so amazing but you must must try them !! Their menu changes often but I'm told the chicken wings are always on the menu!! Great beer and great food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall nice place
    mewantfood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    alil on the pricey side but an excellent dining experience from the mind of a great Cleveland chef
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first visit to The Greenhouse
    Ginger55
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    we had a great server Brian....sat at the "kitchen table".....what a hoot! so much fun watching behind the scenes; crazy busy but they would take the time to answer a quick question we had; we had the 5 course dinner and all the food was great! except I didnt care for the fries....they took my lamb burger back to cook it to my liking; my husband liked all his food; the samplers on the spoons (cant remeber what they call it)were unique and a blend of flavors;....wine list was a little pricey, maybe some less expensive selections.... . AND we bought a round of beer for the kitchen crew; their "thank you" was a fun surprise! definitely will come back and want to try out the rooftop seating!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Cleveland Dive
    moose7722
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food, atmosphere and ambiance was all great, but one thing that didn't make sense to us was the First, Second, Third and Half sections of the menu. They are supposed to show portion size, but its not explained well. Staff was courteous and cute they made the evening fun for us. You won't be disappointed in the wings, or the chicken fried chicken, which was far and away my favorite dish
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convivial
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always try the fifth quarter for something delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was delicious
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I went for dinner on a celebratory weekend. The service was wonderful and our server was very thoughtful. My wife is gluten intolerant and our server made sure her meal was safe for her. I had the Crispy Chicken Wings Confit that just fell off the bone and tasted amazing. I also had the Lamb Burger and I have to say that it was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. You have to try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner celebration
    Amherst
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere was great. Look forward to dining there again in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best meal in years!
    Madpotter
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were given a gift certificate and had attempted to eat here twice but parking was a problem. We finally found a weekend with no sports events or other downtown events. It was worth the trouble. Had the walleye and my date had the ragout…….. it was the best meal we have had in years! Perfectly cooked, seasoned and served. We are going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but hoping for better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were seated upstairs in back of tavern. As we had a theater timeline, staff tried to be attentive. Unfortunately, the main course took a long while to arrive but the staff was very aware of this and even provided a complimentary tomato dish to tide us over. The upstairs back area is very dark and it is difficult to see the menus and even the food when it arrives. Given the darkness on the table, it was hard to trim fat from steak and unfortunately the fat was fairly sizable for the steak. I wanted to enjoy this hip spot but I think the kitchen was struggling to keep up on a busy Sat night. It was a nice place to visit, and hope to try it again some time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We mentioned it was our anniversary and that we were married there and immediately two glasses of champagne appeared. We love the kale salad and tried the chicken fried chicken which was amazing. We always enjoy our time at the Greenhouse Tavern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BIG O
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good but overpriced. Wine pours were small. Server forgot my wife's salad and never brought one even after we told her (?) Pig's head entrée look interesting but not @ $49
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!!!
    JandPFoodies
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our experience at The GHT far exceded our expectations. We look forward to many more visits to our new favorite restaurant in DT Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    AmyB
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had an enjoyable lunch with unique offerings. I ordered the Kale salad with chicken which was divine. Only suggestion I would have is to add a few (just a few) more options to the lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    wanttobefull
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I ordered the seared lake erie walleye. I paid $28 for about 3 ozs of fish and a tablespoon of some kind of corn recipe. I felt completely ripped off. I hate places like this that overcharge and under serve.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the clams
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Although my main entrée was excellent (beef tartar), the clams were fantastic! Best broth ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Robin
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food and atmosphere, but the service was very, very slow. Also had a nice gluten free menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two days in a row not equal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband & I dined 2 days in a row here. First Saturday dinner then the next day Sunday. Saturday was great; had great service and food. The second day not so much. Server not as knowledgeable about food & drinks. Service in general not as attentive. Needed to ask for additional silverware when the old was taken away. Food still great though! I would come again but not on Sunday! Also, ask not to get seated on the upstairs level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place has so much potential, the service is great and the staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating of food allergies, but the food is consistently over-salted to a degree that makes it inedible. I have dined here over 6 times through the years and each time have sent my food back for this reason, along with those dining with me. Please do yourself a favor Greenhouse, taste the food before you send it out.
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  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We all enjoyed our food. We ordered the rib steak, pork chop, and walleye. They were all fantastic! Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wont go back NOT as expected :(
    Letdown
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    WELL... The food is good BUT...... Here we go. Cocktails Good. My daughter and I dined on the 27th of September. We 1st ordered clams we got 6 we shared 3 each. Hummm. Got the Green house salad enough for 3 fork fulls and it was all arugula. Our main was Candele Pasta 8 pcs of pasta a few pcs of short rib meat. With 4 drinks walking away still hungry our bill was $130.00 with out tip. Also it was so dark the candle on the table was tilted to read the menu. Also we sat for at least 10 min till someone took our drink order. Jon Taffer would of had a fit.
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  • Oink...
    FoodGloriousFood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a few very nice wines, corn cobs mussels & wings for starters with wings coming in as our favorite. Steak, Chops, Pigs head & Flintstone ribs and the winner was Flintstone Ribs!!! Service was outstanding, very friendly and acomidating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Client Meeting Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was a great working lunch spot. It offers options for every dietary consideration (gluten-free, etc) and interesting takes on traditional fare to satisfy those taste buds. Great service. Would bring clients here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I ate a face.
    Sbowlus
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I went to the Greehouse Tavern to eat the pigs head. It was good. But I am going back for the corn gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snout to tail, indeed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Stopped in on a Sunday night (after a Browns home game, no less) with a reservation - seated promptly. Crowded and energetic vibe, good mix of all ages. most other places in the 4th Avenue block were closed. Eclectic, fun menu. Tomato appetizer was terrific, fresh and satisfying. The foie gras clams had a superflavorful broth that soaked up into the crusty bread - don't be afraid to ask for more. Gnocchi very flavorful, a little spicy, but not too spicy. Chicken wings were ok, but i wish we had ordered the animal frites instead (poutine!). We shared the house pasta with bits of short rib - fantastic. Finally, we shared the roasted pig's head. The presentation alone is worth it. Lots of food - lots of fat, but lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mmm... everytime
    fennerific
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have dined at Greenhouse Tavern several times and it has never failed to delight our tastesbuds. We try new things every time and not one has been a disappointment. The gravy frites are a must and we are already ready for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night
    Randy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great meal. Menu while not extensive is very creative and changes a lot I understand. Try the very delicious and unique chicken wings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal turned into a wonderful Event!
    nasrw95
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The 5 course tasting meal that was suggested by our waiter turned our simple night out into a wonderful experience with a gem within an energetic and eclectic street in Downtown Cleveland!! such a treat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We sat a lovely table on the second level. Our server was top-notch, catering to my food allergies, even bringing jam with the bread! She was available but not hovering. She was very knowledgable about the menu also. The food was great, too! We really enjoyed our evening out. We really never go downtown, so we enjoyed the ambiance very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Clvldvisitor
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    One of the best meal experiences I've ever had! The menu is well suited for vegetarians and meat lovers alike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    thg765VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were quickly seated and service was superb all night. The menu has choices for all but isn't too large. Our dishes were really good. Our first time there, but not last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I will keep coming back!
    Stephmiller25
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of my favorite Cleveland restaurants! My only disappointment was the removal of devils on horseback:(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere; Unique Food
    RobFromDCVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Greenhouse Tavern. The menu is filled with interesting choices that are a twist on what you expect. Highly recommended. The place is noisy however, and it can be hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened to my Opreservation?
    VeganJeff
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The restaurant had no record of my Open Table reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    For all the press that this restaurant receives, I expected a lot more. I have visited on different occassions. I was hoping that I just ordered the wrong item on my prior visit. However, I consistently am disappointed with this restaurant.
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  • Superb!
    CWandMrsCWVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything was a highlight for an early evening dinner before a House of Blues concert. Our server superbly explained several items on the menu, which made our choice interestingly difficult. Corn Bones - simply tasty, Candrele ragu pasta - divine! Super establishment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I absolutly loved the greenhouse tavern. I cannot wait to return. The waitress was incredible! She explained everything and even gave us her recommendations which were fantastic. You cannot go wrong with this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.